Updated March 15th 9:48pm- I’ve updated this post based on feedback from Peter Burbridge (second and third sentences). He clarified that he is not looking for a brewmaster and that he already has a consultant lined up to help transition from home brewing to commercial scale.
As noted in the Coast, a new brewery is being planned for Halifax. The ‘nanobrewery’ is being opened by Peter Burbridge who will be doing the brewing for the new company. Peter also has a consultant lined up to help transition from home brewing to commercial scale production.
As per the brewery’s website, its initial offering will be Yardstick Ale which is described as “a Belgian abbey style ale with a North American twist”.
Another interesting element to the brewery is that it is aiming to be a zero emission brewery. The intent is to divert waste streams from landfills to create new products. The website also has a sustainability blog outlining how they aim to operate their business in the most environmentally friendly way possible while still remaining economically viable.
You can also follow the new brewery on Twitter @Bridgebeer and based on their initial tweet in January it looks like they are targeting a July opening date.
I’ll post more information as it becomes available.
Always good to see a new brewery in Canada, especially the Maritimes. I’m also impressed to see them planning to have their first beer be a Belgian-style… seems like most new breweries take the safer road, such as an APA, American Amber, Blonde, etc. (not that there’s anything wrong with those!).